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02-17-2017, 05:17 PM   #856
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Cecile Lorre Lovsky was an actress and former wife of Peter Lorre. She played T'Pau, the ruler of Vulcan, on the Star Trek episode where Spock had to return to marry and mate.


James Moloney was a young talent agent handling big names, and then president of a production company. Cocaine got the upper hand, and JD finally hanged himself in his bathroom.


Monta Bell started as a journalist in Washington DC. He later acted on stage and in films from 1923. Charlie Chaplin employed Bell as a film editor and assistant director. In 1924, he became a full-fledged director of sophisticated sex comedies, and is known for directing Greta Garbo's first American film, Torrent. Bell then headed production at Astoria Studios. From the early 30's, Bell directed a number of high comedies and low melodramas later moving to producing films. Monta directed 20 films from 1924 to 1945. In addition, he produced 20 films and wrote 9 screenplays.


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Old Buttermilk Sky was written by Hoagy Carmichael, whose 2nd wife Wanda McKay is our future neighbor in the Columbarium of Courage at Forest Lawn Glendale.


Thank you for putting up this collection. My wife and I are fascinated by cemeteries as well, and although we live in Seattle and are originally from Minnesota, we chose Forest Lawn for ourselves, where we feel we will reside with kindred spirits -- not just the famous stars, but the creative, often nameless individuals whose have, for more than a century, brought their immense talents to the "City of Stars" to take part in creating the greatest art form ever known -- American cinema.


My wife's family came to this country mostly before 1650, and she is related to countless famous people. (She herself was raised on a very humble farm.) Our vacations in recent years have involved endless hours finding and photographing ancestral graves in colonial period New England cemeteries. It is endlessly fascinating.


I've won numerous photography awards in my time, although I seldom enter shows and contests. I've been the official photographer of a Pacific Northwest Indian tribe since the dawn of the digital era, documenting their living history as it passes, so the fact that Edward Sheriff Curtis is buried at Forest Lawn is another plus. Thanks again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jloftus2 Quote
Old Buttermilk Sky was written by Hoagy Carmichael, whose 2nd wife Wanda McKay is our future neighbor in the Columbarium of Courage at Forest Lawn Glendale.


Thank you for putting up this collection. My wife and I are fascinated by cemeteries as well, and although we live in Seattle and are originally from Minnesota, we chose Forest Lawn for ourselves, where we feel we will reside with kindred spirits -- not just the famous stars, but the creative, often nameless individuals whose have, for more than a century, brought their immense talents to the "City of Stars" to take part in creating the greatest art form ever known -- American cinema.


My wife's family came to this country mostly before 1650, and she is related to countless famous people. (She herself was raised on a very humble farm.) Our vacations in recent years have involved endless hours finding and photographing ancestral graves in colonial period New England cemeteries. It is endlessly fascinating.


I've won numerous photography awards in my time, although I seldom enter shows and contests. I've been the official photographer of a Pacific Northwest Indian tribe since the dawn of the digital era, documenting their living history as it passes, so the fact that Edward Sheriff Curtis is buried at Forest Lawn is another plus. Thanks again.
Hi J:

Nice comment and family history :-) Forest Lawn Glendale is indeed the "big one" in the area. Unfortunately for grave-diggers (as I call them), many locations at FLG, (and other cemeteries) are off-limits, as that particular columbarium is (it's in the locked Garden of Honor). I respect the privacy issue...to some extent, as you don't want to make it a circus. But, I don't think a little discreet photography is going to upset the subjects, either.

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Pacific view, Newport Beach.

Ben Chapman was a production manager and worked on the early 'Flipper' shows, Superman, The Mickey Mouse Club, and the mini-series Shogun. He did aerial acrobatics for TV's Rip Cord, and directed the documentary Hunters of the Deep.


Freddy Martin was a bandleader and tenor sax player known for I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts, April in Portugal, and Bumble Boogie. He and his band appeared in Seven Days' Leave (1942), Stage Door Canteen (1943) and Melody Time (1948).


Mary Marx was the widow of legendary comic Chico Marx. Known as Mary Dee or Dee Dee Marx, she coincidentally died on the same day that Harpo Marx's wife Susan died.



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George Bancroft acted on stage, then acted notably in 1925's The Pony Express, Underworld, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, A Doctor's Diary, Stagecoach, and North West Mounted Police. He earned an oscar nomination for Thunderbolt in 1929. He retired in 1942, and became a rancher.


Octavia Bancroft acted mostly on stage, and in two silent movies. She was married to actor George Bancroft.


Henry Falcon Cuesta was a musician, playing with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra while still in high school. Later, he was with The Lawrence Welk Show, primarily playing the clarinet.


William Haines acted in over fifty movies, nearly all silent, and was the #1 male at the box office in 1930. His open homosexuality got him fired by Louis B. Mayer, but he successfully went into interior design.
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Cathedral Memory Gardens (at Crystal Cathedral) Garden Grove, CA.

John Crean founded Fleetwood Enterprises, at one time the world's largest manufacturer of mobile homes and trailers. He donated millions of dollars, especially to children's programs, through his Crean Foundation. He and his wife, Donna, lived in a modest apartment on their 4-acre estate known as Village Crean while making the house and grounds available for nonprofit fundraising events.
From 1992 to 1998, he had a weekly cooking show.


Thurl Ravenscroft was a voice actor and bass singer known and was the booming voice of Tony the Tiger's "They're grrreat!" in Kellogg's Frosted Flakes commercials. He also sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


Ravenscroft did voice-over work and singing for Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, Country Bear Jamboree, The Mark Twain Riverboat, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disneyland Railroad, and Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.


Louis Weertz, as Roger Williams, was a popular music pianist. After winning a TV talent contest, David Kapp, founder of Kapp Records, signed him and gave him the professional name "Roger Williams" . In 1955 Williams' "Autumn Leaves" became the only piano instrumental to reach #1 on Billboard. He had a #10 hit with the movie song "Born Free", and other hits include "Near You", "Till", "The Impossible Dream", "Yellow Bird", "Maria", and "The Theme from Somewhere in Time". He is the top selling piano artist with 18 gold and platinum albums. Williams was known as the "Pianist to the Presidents", and played for nine US Presidents.

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Ft Rosecrans, San Diego.

Maj Gen Bruno Hochmuth is the highest-ranking casualty of the Vietnam war; and he was the first and only Marine Corps division commander to be killed in any war. During an inspection tour, Hochmuth and five others were killed when their helicopter exploded and crashed soon after take off.


Gloria Carolyn Hirst acted, as Gloria Winters, in The Life of Riley as the daughter, then in Sky King as the niece. She married sound engineer Dean Vernon and retired in 1961.


Westminster memorial park.

Harold Oilar was a rug salesman, and was working on writing books on religion and psychology. After singing Christmas carols with family and friends the week before Christmas, his family went to bed and he stayed up re-reading "Man Against Himself," by Dr. Karl Menninger, a study of suicide and self-directed violence. He burned his own manuscripts, took the family dog and the sleep-over friend of his youngest daughter to the porch in the backyard, then killed his family with a hatchet.


Oilar tried to commit suicide with sleeping pills and natural gas afterword, but was not successful. After arrest, he could not understand why he would kill his family, pleaded guilty, and at one point said, "The only thing I'm waiting for is to pay the maximum penalty for this thing. I want to pay that price." The minister at the family's funeral was the father of the daughter's spared friend. Three months after being sent to prison, Oilar hanged himself. Harold, "Betsy", Raymond, Janet and Martha repose in a row.



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El Toro memorial park, Lake Forest.

Leonard Fribourg was a Marine Corps officer who served in three wars. Fribourg was a member of "Raider Regiment" in World War II, and played in the "Mosquito Bowl" football game on Guadalcanal in 1944. He also served in Korea and Vietnam. As a brigadier general, he directed the Marine Corps Reserves, and was commander at Camp Pendleton. He became an executive at an Orange County food services firm, and he helped found Toys for Tots. He served as technical advisor on the film "Sands of Iwo Jima" in 1949.


George Metkovich played baseball for a handfull of teams from 1943-54. He also shows up in a few movies: he played baseball player-clown Al Schact in "Three Little Words" in 1950, and also had bit parts in "The Winning Team" and "Love Is Better Than Ever" in 1952. Stats include .261 with 47 homers and 373 RBIs. He was 31 for 116 as a pinch hitter (.267).


Marjorie Stapp was an actress, known for Indestructible Man (1956), The Monster That Challenged the World (1957), and The Blazing Trail (1949). She appeared a few times on TV in later years, the last as "second woman" in a 1991 episode of Columbo. Prior to her acting career, she had been a receptionist for notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel. "But I didn't know it, until he was murdered and I recognized his picture in the paper!"
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Anaheim Cemetery, Anaheim.

Samuel Kraemer was a rancher, farmer, and businessman who is who credited with much of the development of Anaheim, CA during the 1920s. When his family moved to Orange County in 1867, they were the first English-speaking settlers in Placentia, CA.


After oil was discovered on his property, Kraemer became one of the richest men in Southern California. In 1925, he built the tallest high-rise building in Anaheim, the Kraemer Building. Later, he developed the Angelina Hotel, also in Anaheim. Kraemer Blvd, running through the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Placentia, and Orange is named in his honor. One of his daughters, Adelia, married another famous local, Walter Muckenthaler.


John Raitt is most famous for appearing in Broadway musicals, and being the father of singer Bonnie Raitt. He has a star on the Walk of Fame. He won the State high school shot-put, and holds the record in the now-defunct "football throw". S Raitt St in nearby Santa Ana was reportedly named after a family relative. I knew Raitt was in the same cemetery as Kraemer, but his "'section" was not one listed on the map. So why did I accidentally find him at the corner of the Kraemer monument?


Rosemary was John's high school sweetheart. After separate previous marriages, they married in 1981. In addition to serving on the Board of Regents, the Pepperdine Univ Assoc and the Center for the Arts Guild, she was a director of the Crippled Children's Society of LA, a member of the Costume Council of the LA Art Museum, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, the National Arts Association, the Diadames (supporting the Mirman School of Talented Children), Les Dames de Champagne of LA and the American Academy of Achievement.

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Live Oak, Monrovia.

R. Stanton Avery was an inventor, most known for creating self-adhesive labels. In 1935 he founded what is now the Avery Dennison Corporation. Avery served as chairman of the board of trustees on California Institute of Technology, the Huntington Library and the LA County Museum of Art.


"Willie" Molter was an American Hall of Fame thoroughbred horse trainer. He began as a jockey across the Texas border in Mexico, eventually in the bush tracks of Western Canada and at the modern Polo Park Racetrack in Winnipeg. He won the 1935 Manitoba Stakes (now the Canadian Derby). He then began training horses, ending up in California. He was the US Champion Thoroughbred Trainer by wins four straight years, 1946-1949, and led all American trainers in earnings in 1954, 1956, 1958, and 1959.


William Pile was a politician and minister from Missouri, and a Union Army general during the Civil War. Pile was a Republican in the House of Representatives, 1867-69, and served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Dept. Afterward, he was initially appointed Ambassador to Venezuela and Brazil by President Grant in 1869, but was instead appointed Territorial Governor of New Mexico and for 1869-71. Pile was again appointed Ambassador to Venezuela by President Grant in 1871, which he served as until 1874. He moved to Monrovia in 1886, and purchased a 50-acre property and grew wine grapes. He was one half Native American from his mother, most likely Choctaw.

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Ascension, Lake Forest.
Lou Stringer played MLB as a second baseman in for the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox between 1941-1950. He served in the Army Air Forces and missed the 1943–1945 seasons. His rookie season had the best numbers: games (145), hits (126), runs (59), extra bases (40) and RBIs (53), hitting .246. He had 19 homers in his career.



Cathedral Memory Gardens, Garden Grove. (Crystal Cathedral).
Robert Schuller was a Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author. He hosted the weekly Hour of Power TV program from 1970-2010, initially encouraged by longtime friend Billy Graham. He also the founded the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA.




Fish Interfaith Center, Chapman Univ, Orange.
Huell Howser was a TV personality best known for hosting, producing, and writing California's Gold, a California travelogue. He also voiced the Backson in Winnie the Pooh (2011). Howser donated his videotaped collection of California's Gold and those of his other series, to Chapman University in 2011. He also donated personal papers, a large collections of books, "found-object" art, and two homes. He was cremated and scattered about California.
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Chapel of the Pines, LA.

Colin Clive was an actor, best-known as Dr. Frankenstein in the Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein films of the 1930's. An alcoholic in real life, he played one in 1930's Journey's End.


He also co-starred in a 1935 film about his ancestor, "Clive of India" (played by Ronald Colman). His death in 1937 was attributed to tuberculosis and alcoholism. This is a cenotaph - his ashes were scattered at sea in 1978 after they spent over 40 years unclaimed in the basement of a funeral parlor.


Arthur Hoyt was a character actor, appearing in more than 275 films in his 34-year career, about a third of them silent films. Hoyt had large roles in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), Souls for Sale (1923), and The Lost World (1925). He also directed two silent films. He generally played smaller roles in sound films, but was notable as the motor-court manager who hassles Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra's It Happened One Night (1934).


Leonard Mudie was an English character actor, whose first film was as a professor in 1932's The Mummy with Boris Karloff. He played the judge in 1935's Captain Blood, with Errol Flynn. At age 82, he was the oldest actor to ever appear on Star Trek, playing an illusory survivor of the SS Columbia in the first pilot "The Cage".
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John Boles was a WWI US spy in Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey. He acted in The Sixth Commandment, The Water Hole, Frankenstein, Only Yesterday, Stella Dallas, Thousands Cheer, Babes in Bagdad, and Rose of the Rancho.


Nora Eddington was 18 when she notably became the second wife of screen legend Errol Flynn. She later married Big Band singer Dick Haymes, and after their divorce, Richard Black. She wrote an autobiography, Errol and Me.


Percy Helton was in vaudeville, then acted in The Fairy and the Waif, Let's Live Again, Copper Canyon, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jail Busters, The Sons of Katie Elder, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. On TV, he appeared on Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Bonanza, The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, and Petticoat Junction.
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Vito Casino was one of a handful of people killed in a fireworks accident celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus Day, in the Italian community within Los Angeles. At one point the crowd had gotten out of hand and it is believed some of them added extra gunpowder to the crude mortar later fired by the operator, causing it to explode near the end of the pipe instead of the bottom, scattering shrapnel through the crowd.


Boyle Workman worked as a clerk for his father, William, who was Mayor of Los Angeles, and from 1900-1907, Boyle was Assistant City Treasurer. He was a member of the Public Service Commission, then he was elected to the City Council. In 1929, ran for Mayor, losing in a close election. His mother's family had developed Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. After he retired from official public life, Workman collected data on the history of LA, and published Boyle Workman's The City That Grew, a semi-autobiographical narrative that was published in 1936.


Forest Lawn, Covina.

Mickey Jones was the co-founder and bassist of the 70's glam-rock band Angel. The band all had big "girl hair" and wore white outfits. Jones played on the first three albums, then later played in the LA band Empire and worked in the film industry.
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The "Barrymore" wall.
Lionel Barrymore was an American actor and director. He won an Oscar for A Free Soul (1931). He played the villainous Mr. Potter" 1946's It's a Wonderful Life, and for played Dr. Leonard Gillespie in nine "Dr. Kildare" films. Irene Fenwick was an actress. She was married to Lionel Barrymore from 1924 until her death in 1936. Years before marrying Lionel, she had at one time been the girlfriend of his brother Jack.


The Costello family. The most famous member, Lou Costello, is on page 2, above.


Dolores Costello was a film actress most notable in the silent movie era, though she worked into the 1940's, including The Magnificent Ambersons. She was married to actor John Barrymore and is the grandmother of actress Drew Barrymore.


Mae Costello was an actress and writer, known for The Joys of a Jealous Wife (1913), Her Crowning Glory (1911) and The One Good Turn (1913). She was married to Maurice Costello, and was the mother Dolores Costello (grandmother of Drew Barrymore).


Maurice Costello was an actor and director, known for Fellow Voyagers (1913), Through Life's Window (1914) and The Wrath of Osaka (1913). He worked uncredited into the 1940's. He was married to Mae Costello, and was the father of Dolores Costello (grandmother of Drew Barrymore).
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